Comments on: You won’t want to watch Melody of Oblivion, so I’ll do it for you: episode 1 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/ You're only as old as you feel. damn... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:07:27 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 By: Lissa http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-106547 Sun, 25 Sep 2011 05:14:34 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-106547 Superior thinking demosntrated above. Thanks!

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By: digital boy http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-104103 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:36:36 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-104103 I flatly can’t see Utena being a bigger success in the US than FLCL for any reason. FLCL has a much broader appeal, being a spastic comedy series full of energy, spaz, and action, which are all stereotypically the things US fans care about. Not that Utena doesn’t appeal to Western fan tendencies about shoujo romance and shipping and lots of gay pretty boys.

For what it’s worth, I knew fans of both shows when I was in high school, so neither was all that underground.

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By: otou-san http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-104074 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:35:07 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-104074 I took issue at first, too, but then I figured he must be talking about our market, where FLCL is actually pretty popular — largely thanks to repeated plays on Adult Swim, who apparently love it.

Should probably be noted that it was out of print for a while, but I think Utena was unavailable for much longer.

Both of those contribute to just a higher awareness of FLCL than Utena in the 21st century. Maybe that’ll change, but since the license was rescued by Nozomi and they’re kind of boutique, I’m not sure.

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By: chii http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-103360 Fri, 09 Sep 2011 06:21:54 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-103360 hahahaha!

MoO certainly is a special series

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By: animekritik http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-103173 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 02:47:58 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-103173 I see, yeah. I was totally thinking of Japan and not America when I read it.

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By: digital boy http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-103165 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 02:09:28 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-103165 FLCL is simply WAY bigger than Utena in terms of how many people have seen it, as per benefit of having aired on TV in the states. (I can’t speak for Japan, though). FLCL has always been in listings of top anime from American magazines and websites—for instance, Anime Insider listed it as the 2nd greatest anime of all time after Cowboy Bebop on their top 100 list (I think in 2006?). Breaking out the MAL stats, FLCL ranks #300 with a score of 8.16, is on 3,800 favorites lists, and is on 80,000 lists, making it the 34th most-watched anime listed. Utena is ranked #361 with a score of 8.07, is on 889 favorites lists, and is on 17,500 lists, making it the 551st most-watched.

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By: animekritik http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-103141 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:15:48 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-103141 “FLCL, another hugely ambitious and completely awesome project,
now even more renowned as a classic than Utena”

Really?? I mean, if that’s the case then that’s that, but I would have thought this wasn’t the case.

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By: digital boy http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-103140 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:40 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-103140 That’s a dude bro

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By: ghostlightning http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2011/09/07/you-wont-want-to-watch-melody-of-oblivion-so-ill-do-it-for-you-episode-1/comment-page-1/#comment-103058 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:57:10 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3117#comment-103058 I swear to god I had a comment in mind but I can’t stop laughing after I read that bit about the series art. The lavander hair girl ajshjdgbwahahahahajdhsjakg

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